I write Captain Awkward by night. By day, I’m an adjunct college instructor and an eternal freelancer, which means I am always hustling for money to keep a roof over my head and satisfy my love of fine cheese. I spend many hours each week reading and processing emails from readers, developing new posts, and moderating discussions to keep the site friendly and constructive and filter out the daily background noise of misogynists, creeps, and trolls who would like very much to ruin our fun. It’s a labor of love, but it’s also, you know, labor.
That’s why I ask for support from readers. If you like what you read here and find it helpful, please consider making a (non-tax deductible) gift via Patreon, through PayPal (you can also click the picture of the ramen, below), Cash.me, or via Dwolla (you must be in the USA with a bank account).
In May 2012 I signed up for the WordAds program, which displayed some ads on the blog in return for a nominal amount of $. But, since early 2017, we’ve been ad-free thanks to Patreon supporters. I like this wayyyyyyyy better for a lot of reasons: Ad revenues were always super-unpredictable and seemed to have nothing to do with us being one of the most consistently-read and linked blogs on the platform, nobody (including me) likes looking at ads, the ad content was sometimes hilariously inappropriate juxtaposed with sensitive content, and ad-click-revenue is a dying model.
I do two week-long PBS-style Pledge Drives a year in the winter and again in the summer where I ask readers to donate to the blog, but there is no need to wait: Donations are welcome at any time.
Thank you for reading!